FLEXTAIL EVO ICER: Battery-Powered Ice Maker in Just 5 Minutes 

Since several months ago, having a fun family outing is something that we have been longing for, especially the kids. We’ve been pretty drowned with work, school and other stuff lately, and therefore I think a short fun break won’t harm anyone.

So, I have finally booked everyone’s schedule to have a family outing out of town for a couple of days next month, and the kids are very much looking forward to it!

However, since the weather is pretty hot these days, having cold drinks has become necessary. So, I was thinking about bringing the cooler box along with us, but somehow I don’t really like adding an additional bulky item into the car like the gigantic cooler box.

And then, I was searching online for a smaller cooler box and instead, I bumped into a really cool portable and battery-powered ice maker called the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER, and I thought, hmm…. I need one of these for our family trip.

Battery-Powered Ice Maker
Cool Portable and Battery-powered Ice Maker

The FLEXTAIL EVO ICER is a portable ice maker powered by battery and designed for outdoor use. Unlike other ice cube maker products out there, I think this one is a game-changer since it comes as a rechargeable ice maker that features a 200Wh battery.

It is being featured on Kickstarter and from the look of it, I think it will become something that everyone needs for basically all outdoor activities, mainly because it’s easy to carry and very convenient, too.

The product will start its first public delivery in July, which is next month. So, I pre-ordered it right away and hope it can be delivered to us on time, right before our trip.

Fingers crossed!

FLEXTAIL EVO ICER: First Impressions

Surprisingly, I am able to find quite a lot of reviews and articles about the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER. It’s pretty awesome since the product is not yet available in the market at least until July.

From the appearance point of view, based on the pictures and videos on the web, I think it looks like a hi-tech mini freezer that we can carry anywhere. It also features a handle on top, which will be very helpful for us to move it around.

It has a weight of around 20 lbs with a measurement of 12.6 x 12.6 x 11 inches.

The First Impression
FLEXTAIL EVO ICER: First Impressions

Inside the box, you will find 1 unit of the EVO ICER, 1 Ice Scoop, and 1 Type-C Charging Cable. It offers one color option only, which is black and white, and it has operating buttons on the front and charging port on the back.

To be honest, I love the sleek design and the fact that it’s very compact to carry around. I think carrying the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER will feel like carrying your boombox, but instead of having some music you will have some ice cubes instead, which is great!

It Comes with Rechargeable Battery

Another thing that I also love about this portable battery-powered ice maker is that it comes with a rechargeable battery, which means that it is free from cables when in use. It also offers charging options by using a USB-C cable or AC adapter, which is pretty convenient for me.

With approximately 4-5 hours of charging time to be fully charged, this compact ice machine offers 3 hours of use cordless. It can produce 12 ice cubes in 5 minutes, and you can make 400+ ice cubes before it runs out of battery and needs to be recharged.

And guess what? You can also use it to charge your phones or even your portable speakers, too!

Ease of Use and Portability Battery-Powered Ice Maker

Now that I have discovered this cool device, I think I have found the best outdoor events ice maker as well as the best picnic tool for summer. I just can’t wait to have it delivered to me and experience the easy way of making ice cubes myself.

Based on several reviews on the beta version done by some Youtubers, the reviews were very positive and satisfactory. I have to say that the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER is very easy to use.

All in all, I believe without a doubt that this cool device will provide smooth and easy ice making for outdoor enthusiasts.

Ease of Use and Portability
Ease of Use and Portability Battery-Powered Ice Maker

Some reviewers also mentioned how much they love the sturdy handle because there are no portable ice makers that came with a handle before. So, the handle is definitely a plus point that we need to compliment.

In addition, this compact ice machine is also very quiet. So, I believe our fellow campers won’t be bothered by it.

The only sound that we will hear from this machine is probably the sound of dropping ice cubes, which I think tends to be more refreshing than disturbing, don’t you think?

1. The Simplicity of Setting Up and Operating

As I probably mentioned several times already, the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER is very easy to use. You just have to turn the power on, pour in water through the small slot on the top side, and then you can start making ice cubes by choosing one out of three ice making modes, which are the Cup Mode, Quick Mode, and Eco Mode.

All modes are designed for different occasions based on what you need at the time.

Unlike other ice makers, this one features a clear display so we can see when the ice cubes are ready. On the bottom left side, there is also a water shortage indicator to let you know when you need to add more water into the machine.

According to what I saw in the review videos, the settings are pretty easy as well, and you can simply operate it by pressing the buttons on the front side.

2. Portability and Ability of FLEXTAIL EVO ICER

In terms of size, it may not be out of the ordinary, because other portable ice makers come with similar sizes as this one. But as I mentioned earlier, this one has a plus point which is the handle.

From camping, beach parties to a fun picnic in the park, you can definitely count on this device for all of your ice making jobs.

Carrying it around will be very convenient.

Battery-Powered Ice Maker
Portability and Ability of FLEXTAIL EVO ICER

However, do make sure you carry the drinks with you. Whether it’s a beer, juice, cocktails, or any kind of drink you like, because you will need lots of ice cubes especially during the hot summer days.

The FLEXTAIL EVO ICER is powered by the IceBurst Rapid Refrigeration Technique that allows the machine to have a smaller size motor and compressor. The micro motor is said to be the secret behind the device’s ability to stay cool after many rounds of ice making.

It also has a large cooling fan with three air inlets to maintain its coolness, offering longer running performance.

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Efficient of Ice Making

When we are spending time outdoors, it might take a while for us to wait for our old ice making devices to finally provide us with ice cubes. It can even take forever! But somehow, I have high hopes with this FLEXTAIL EVO ICER because this battery-powered ice maker promises 12 ice cubes in just 5 minutes, and some reviews prove that point.

So it’s pretty convincing to me.

1. The Speed and Efficiency of The Ice-making Process

This product claims to make your first batch of 12 ice cubes in just 9 minutes, and every batch after that in just 5 minutes. So, guess there will be no more waiting and waiting for the ice cubes to enjoy our cold drinks.

Ice-making Process
The Speed and Efficiency of The Ice-making Process

One review even compared the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER with a similar product and when the Evo Icer already finished two batches of ice making, the other product hasn’t even finished with its first batch.

For me, it’s a love at first sight with this one. So, I really hope the product will perform as claimed. I purely believe that the kids would be super excited to have this wonderful device to use throughout our upcoming trip.

2. Ice Cube Size and Customization

The machine produces ice cubes in 1 size only, and as far as I can see, the size is just perfect. It’s not too small nor big, making it perfect for any size of drinking glass. So, all in all I am quite happy with the size of the ice cube.

However, it does have the option for you to choose the ice making mode. There are modes for you to get fewer cubes if I’m not mistaken. But in terms of shape and size, it’s not customizable, which I personally think it’s not necessary anyway.

Battery-Powered Ice Maker Convenience

The Evo Icer’s battery has the ability to last for 3 hours before you need to recharge it. Within those 3 hours, it was claimed to be able to make 400+ ice cubes, which I think is more than enough for a fun day at the beach. No electricity is needed as long as your battery is charged.

It features two charging options which are the USB-C and AC Adapter, giving you more choices based on your preference and convenience.

Battery-Powered Ice Maker
Battery-Powered Ice Maker Convenience

The built-in 200wh Lithium battery is placed on the bottom of the machine. It can last up to 3 hours of battery life, and you will have the freedom to use it anywhere you like, including to the beach, camping trips, outdoor parties, sporting courts, or inside your car or RV.

It’s basically one of the most essential tools for all of your outdoor events and activities.

Durability and Build Quality in Real-World Applications

In terms of quality, based on what I have learned from Kickstarter and several reviews, most of them said that the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER has sturdy construction and is made of solid materials to offer long use. Plus, it also includes the aluminum handle that offers super convenience for you to carry it anywhere you go.

For my next trip with the kids, we will possibly have a picnic at the beach and spend our time having a road trip, which will let us spend long hours on the road, inside the car. So, this machine will become a super battery-powered ice maker for travel, as long as we bring a sufficient amount of water bottles.

One thing to remember though, it would be necessary to make sure we charge it whenever we have the chance.

After all, we don’t want to run out of ice cubes and our ice making machine is running out of battery, don’t we?

Battery-Powered Ice Maker
Durability and Build Quality in Real-World Applications

The Reasons

After watching some reviews, however, I was thinking of using it for extreme outdoor activities, which include fishing in a lake on a boat. Since it’s not actually heavy, I would love to try to take it along with me while fishing.

I can imagine how fresh it would be to be able to enjoy some cold beer while spending my time in the middle of the lake.

Actually, I am thinking of using it for many other events and occasions, too! It would be super useful when I am having a birthday party for my kids, too. With this machine, I will no longer need to have some ice cubes using the bulky and heavy ice box anymore.

Aside from being bulky, the ice cubes inside the box are melty pretty quick under the sun, too. So, I believe that this FLEXTAIL EVO ICER battery-powered ice maker is the solution for me. I can now serve lemonade to the guests in peace, literally.

Pros and Cons

Before I share about the pros and cons about the product, I think I need to share a brief information about the price and where to get it. It is still being produced at the moment and it will start with the first phase of delivery in July 2023. But you can pre-order it through Kickstarter.com with an early bird price of $359.

They also offer some add-ons that you can purchase separately, including the FLEXTAIL Cooler Box, AC Adapter, Ice Scoop, and an Extra Ice Storage Basket. Moreover, the price for the add-ons is still available with discounts.

I just hope that the product can be delivered on time so take it along for our family trip.


  • Highly portable with a study aluminum handle, easy to carry, easy to operate, and easy to move.
  • Built-in rechargeable battery.
  • Fast working, able to produce 12 ice cubes in 5 minutes.
  • Sleek and modern design.
  • Can be used to charge other devices such as smartphones or portable speakers.


  • The size is still relatively large.
  • When it’s charged using the USB C cable, the device won’t have enough power to make ice cubes.
  • Limited choice of color options.

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Final Thoughts

In summary, I do hope that I won’t regret buying the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER because all the reviews are very positive and most reviewers said that it is a very promising product.

For me, the most exciting feature of this battery-powered ice maker is definitely the battery because it will give me more freedom to use it outdoors.

I also love the fact that it can produce 12 ice cubes in 5 minutes. Who likes to wait for ice cubes to enjoy cold beverages under the sun anyway, right? So, I have high hopes for this product and I do hope our family trip will be a lot more refreshing with this machine on our side, or on our car trunk for that matter.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can you use the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER without a battery?

No, because the battery is actually the one thing that powered the machine, and it is called battery-powered ice maker for a reason. However, the battery is rechargeable using USB-C type cable or the AC adapter.

How much ice can the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER produce in a day?

The answer for this question depends on how long you use it in one day. But in general, once it’s fully charged you can use it for 3 hours and it can produce 400+ ice cubes. To be fully charged, you will need to charge it for around 4-5 hours. So, you can do the math based on your needs.

Is it easy to clean the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER?

Yes, it’s actually very easy. The FLEXTAIL EVO ICER has a One-Button Clean & Drain feature that allows you to easily clean it once you’re done for the day. On the back of the machine you will see one button to clean and drain it, and a single click on the button is all you need to clean it.

Can you customize the ice cube size with the FLEXTAIL EVO ICER?

Unfortunately, no. The machine does not come with this particular feature. It’s only able to make ice cubes in one size and shape.

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